Recent Viewpoints

January 15, 2021
Point of View Radio Talk Show

Penna Dexter The jarring events of the past year, and especially of recent weeks, have further divided an already-divided nation and rocked the sensibilities even of Bible-believing Christians. In 2021, we’re certainly not out of the woods. In fact, going forward, things may get difficult for Christians. How difficult remains to be seen, but believers certainly face headwinds in the culture. We will need courage. As the pandemic rose, some churches took financial hits. Others found it difficult to adapt…

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January 15, 2021
Urban-Poverty-abandoned-boarded-brick-house

Kerby Anderson Sometimes the verse in Jeremiah 29:11 has been misapplied since it originally was directed at the Jews in the Old Testament. It says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” A number of years ago, Chuck Bentley with Crown Financial Ministries illustrated that if we look at the previous verses, we find a blueprint of “Four…

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January 14, 2021
American Flag Map torn apart - Divided we Fall

Kerby Anderson America is a house divided. That is the central message of the book by David French, Divided We Fall. His book was selected by World magazine as its book of the year, and I had him on my radio program recently to talk about the polarization in America. He believes it is time for us to understand that “the continued unity of the United States of America cannot be guaranteed.” He persuasively argues there is not a single…

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January 13, 2021
Closed due to COVID-19

Kerby Anderson Bryan Walsh writes about the future for Axios. Before that, he was a correspondent with Time magazine. He isn’t necessarily looking at issues from a Christian perspective, even though his most recent book has the title, End Times. He recently wrote about the death spiral of public life. While he acknowledges that technology has kept many people working, fed, and entertained at home, it has forced a retreat from public life that will have what he predicts will…

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January 12, 2021
Graduate, Student Loan, Graphics for Education, Loans, and Debt

Kerby Anderson Should the federal government forgive college debt? That simple answer is no, but I want to explore the broader question of why this debate has even been taking place. Let’s consider the situation. A student heads off to college and borrows money in order to receive a college degree. We should assume that he or she is smart enough to understand the conditions of the loan. We are talking about students smart enough to go to a university….

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January 11, 2021
Police officer in riot gear - Seattle

Kerby Anderson The many myths surrounding the slogan “defund the police” need to be addressed. That is why I was encouraged to read a thoughtful critique from a progressive who lives in Seattle, but who also works for law enforcement. Christopher Young has been a big-city cop for more than a quarter-century and brings some common sense to the debate about the police. The first myth he tackles is the argument that “police are killing large numbers of civilians.” Criminal…

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January 8, 2021
United Nation's Building in New York city

Penna Dexter At the United Nations, the terminology used to describe certain rights has significant impact on international policy. Decades-long battles are waged over language because certain terms can be used to push ideas many countries reject into UN documents and agreements which are then used to bludgeon nations into compliance. Take “reproductive health,” a stealth term that pro-abortion forces at the UN use to signify abortion rights. Twelve years ago, the George W. Bush administration allowed it into a…

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January 8, 2021
climate-change

Kerby Anderson Joe Biden has made it clear how important he thinks climate change is to this country. He talks about a “climate crisis” and wants to put John Kerry in a position defined as the “climate czar.” His other nominees for the Department of Interior and EPA also show his belief that climate change is what he calls “an existential threat of our time.” His fellow Democrats agree with him. An NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll a few months ago asked…

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January 7, 2021
Worst Year

Kerby Anderson As we were leaving the year of 2020, many people were saying they didn’t want to see it again except in their rearview mirror. But the troubles of 2020 didn’t stop on December 31. They carried into this year. Reid Wilson provided us with his 20/20 vision concerning the year 2020 and concluded that it was the worst year ever. The bad news obviously begins with the death of hundreds of thousands from the coronavirus, but there is…

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January 6, 2021
electoral-map-votes per state

Kerby Anderson Today both houses of Congress will meet to formally count the votes of the Electoral College. In previous years, this has been a mere formality. But 2020 and 2021 are not typical years. Presiding over this joint session is the vice president, who will have to rule on challenges from Republican members of Congress. The debate about the slate of electors from each state is likely to rekindle the debate about the Electoral College. In previous commentaries, I…

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January 5, 2021
Kelly Loeffler & David Perdue

Kerby Anderson Today there are two US Senate elections in Georgia. Of course, you know that, because they will likely determine the direction of the US Senate and the country. In past years, a runoff election for the US Senate did not garner much interest from most Americans. But this has not been a normal year. And this year of 2021 is starting off with even more turmoil. In addition to these two US Senate elections in Georgia today is…

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